Police ID Des Moines teen shot, critically injured

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police have identified a 16-year-old boy critically injured in an overnight shooting as Tony Matthews.

Police say officers responded to reports of a shooting just after midnight and found the teen in someone’s yard.

Matthews was taken to a local hospital and underwent surgery. He remained in critical condition Saturday afternoon.

Investigators have been interviewing witnesses and processing the scene of the shooting.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Des Moines Police Detective Matt Towers at 515-283-4981 or report a tip anonymously through Polk County Crime Stoppers at 515-223-1400.

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